CONCERN WORLDWIDE TÜRKİYE
About Concern: Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. Concern has been working in Türkiye since August 2013 and currently looking for an experienced and qualified Grants Manager based in Şanlıurfa.
Job Title: Grants Manager
Location: Şanlıurfa, Türkiye
Reporting line: Programme Director
Closely work with: Local partners, Project Managers, Programme Coordinators, Systems and Finance
Contract Length: 10 months up to 31/07/2023 (likely to be extended)
Job Purpose: The Grants Manager is responsible for managing Concern’s relationship with partner organizations in Türkiye in coordination with the focal points in each department. The Grants Manager will also play a key role in the process of identifying and assessing new partner organizations and following up on specific support actions with relevant departments.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Support organization in the preparation of concept notes, project proposals and budgets according to the programme design and donors’ call for proposals,
- Lead on the component of organizational development including project cycle management including; updating of work plans, budget monitoring and revision, financial and programme reporting, procurement,
- Act as the primary Concern focal point for coordination and communication with partner organizations,
- Ensure sending of all necessary support and technical advice required from different department,
- Advise partners (in coordination with programmes) on project start up activities including, but not limited to, staff recruitments, developing detailed implementation plans, financial plans, procurement plans, reporting templates, field data requirements, information management etc.
- Support the project team to do regular follow up with on project implementation.
Identification, Contracting and Compliance
- Coordinate negotiations and singing of sub-Grants contracts in consultation with Programme Director,
- Ensure relevant staff are aware of Concern/donor guidelines and policies and that these are adhered to at all times, immediately raising any suspected non-compliance with the management.
- Proactively work on compliance requirement and provide support on corrective measures, including compliance with relevant regulations and reporting,
- Identify gaps in policies and procedures, technical capacity gaps, develop capacity development plans and ensure timely capacity building support from relevant Concern departments,
- Identify organizations according to programme requirements and lead on assessments,
- Actively archive all necessary information and update with new information accordingly.
- Contribute to revisions of Concern Türkiye’s Grants guidelines and other strategies,
- Work with Concern’s global advisor on approaches to sub-grant relationship in the Turkey context,
- Represent Concern in meetings relevant to you role in external coordination meetings,
- To support and promote the standards outlined in Concern Code of Conduct and associated polices to teams and beneficiaries, and be committed to provide a safe working environment,
- Other tasks as directed by the line manager.
- Actively promote meaningful community participation and consultation at all stages of the project cycle (planning, implementation, M&E),
- Work with relevant colleagues to ensure that the Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) is functional and accessible, that feedback and complaints are welcome and addressed,
- Work with relevant colleagues to ensure that information about CRM, safeguarding and expected staff behaviour disseminated among programme participants and communities.
MINIMUM SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree,
- 3 years’ relevant work experience of working with partner organizations in humanitarian field,
- Good English Language skills,
- Experience of donors compliance requirements (procurement, finance, HR etc.), contract management and project proposals development,
- Strong communication and team-work skills,
- Excellent writing skills,
- Proven experience in project and resource planning, and budget management.
WE WOULD ALSO LIKE:
- Good Turkish and/or Arabic language skills,
- Strong interpersonal and influencing skills,
- Ability to work independently in a systematic and organized manner,
- Ability to work as team player with a can do attitude,
- Commitment to beneficiary accountability and humanitarian principles,
- Ability to give attention to details,
- Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines,
- Adhere to the standards of conduct outlined Concern Code of Conduct and associated policies.
The expected competencies include;
- Demonstrates political and cultural sensitivity; patient, flexible and capable of working with a multinational country team;
- Uses a range of development approaches, including coaching and mentoring to develop team members’ skills, knowledge and abilities;
- Persuasively communicates difficult information with confidence and skill;
- Makes decisions based on logic, rational evidence and an awareness of associated risks;
- Encourages new ideas from others and is prepared to take a calculated risk to implement them;
- Uses networks to access opportunities, good practice and to help grow organizational knowledge;
- Champions change and flexibility to colleagues, leading by example, adopting change first and guiding others through it;
- Understanding of local safeguarding structures and arrangements;
- Promotes gender equality, challenging the reinforcement of negative gender stereotypes within the workplace;
- Builds personal confidence, skills and knowledge to take immediate action through local safeguarding procedures;
- Commitment to humanitarian principles and values; upholds Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies and understands the importance of working with local organizations;
If you feel that your qualifications and experience match our requirements, and you share a commitment to Concern’s values, please click Concern Kariyer and create your resume to apply for the role. Please note that applications received other than the online portal will not be considered. If you encounter technical problems submitting your application online, please use the contact form on job portal.
- Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview;
- Please note that both CV and Cover letter should be in English;
- Application Closing Date: 07/10/2022
Equal opportunities: Concern values diversity in the workplace and is a committed equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of gender, race, family or marital status, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, class, caste or religion.
Safeguarding at Concern: Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies
Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, working with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.
We are an international humanitarian organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and suffering in the world’s poorest countries.
We work in partnership with the very poorest people in these countries, directly enabling them to improve their lives, as well as using our knowledge and experience to influence decisions made at a local, national and international level that can significantly reduce extreme poverty. In 2015, we positively impacted the lives of 22.5 million people.